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The Tollbooth

The Tollbooth (2006)

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Average Rating: 3/10
Critic Reviews: 5
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A young woman struggles to find herself despite the often oppressive influence of her family in this independent comedy drama. Sarabeth Cohen (Marla Sokoloff) has recently graduated from art school, and is determined to strike out on her own and establish herself as a painter. Her first bold step toward independence is moving away from home and getting a job in Manhattan, which doesn't do much to please her mother, Ruthie (Tovah Feldshuh), or her father, Isaac (Ronald Guttman), who don't make a

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Drama, Comedy

Apr 8, 2008

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All Critics (12) | Top Critics (8) | Fresh (1) | Rotten (7)

Lack of perspective and shaky comic tone plague Tollbooth -- Debra Kirschner's DV-shot saga of a Brooklyn Jewish girl trying to make it in Manhattan as an artist -- sinking it in a morass of whiny cliches.

February 23, 2012 Full Review Source: Variety
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Watching its roster of decent actors struggling to overcome the banalities of their roles makes the price of getting through The Tollbooth very high indeed.

February 24, 2006
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Plays like the unholy spawn of Brighton Beach Memoirs and Fiddler on the Roof.

February 3, 2006
New York Post
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Sokoloff works hard to make her aspiring artist likable, and buried deep under the mountain of clichés is a decent story of a young Brooklyn woman trying to find her own way. But to have to swallow such ham-fisted writing and direction?

February 3, 2006 Full Review Source: New York Daily News
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In The Tollbooth, 22-year-old Sarabeth Cohen (Marla Sokoloff), a self-described 'feminist artist,' talks us through the travails of her Jewish-American family and her own coming of age.

February 2, 2006 Full Review Source: New York Times
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The question of whether Sarabeth will make it as a big-city artist is less fascinating than wondering when she'll discover that her art is terrible.

January 31, 2006 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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Women may recognize with shivers the struggles of twentysomething Sarabeth in The Tollbooth. And that's a bad thing.

May 11, 2006
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Ambling but never less than endearing.

February 3, 2006 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
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In short, this film ain't kosher.

January 27, 2006 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
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